Went there tonight. Great Brisket and colllards. Truely as good as any I have ever had. The ribs were not my favorite and the Asian Slaw was not up to Uncle Pete's. Would Uncle Pete's widow take a trip to Winthrop and sell your slaw to Blackstrap's owner. We loved your husband and your Asian Slaw.
47 Woodside Ave, Winthrop, MA 02152
Decided to pay them a visit today for lunch and tried the Duo of Meats and I selected the Memphis Dry Rubbed Pork Ribs and the sliced Texas Brisket. Sides were baked beans and mashed potatoes. The baked beans were very sweet, think Boston baked beans, and so undercooked that they were not edible. The mashed potato was completely devoid of seasoning. The ribs was fine, with a god crust and a nice spicy rub. They were cooked well with a god chew left on the meat. Unfortunatley one rib was missing a god chunk of the meat on the bone. I asked for some fat on the brisket and got that. The brisket was fine, could have had more smoke flavor but was tender and nice. The smoke ring was very thin and really just under the surface of the meat. Good amount of food with plenty of leftovers.
Stopped by there yesterday morning around 11:40. Honestly, we were just going to check it out en route from Deer Island to Belle Isle, but I figured a quick bite wouldn't ruin out appetites for Lobster Rolls, so we ordered the Fried Pickles, a small order of Mac & Cheese, and then I saw THE HOG on the menu. Smoked Kilbasa, wrapped in bacon, and fried.
BIG MISTAKE. That must have been a half pound and I ate every bite and had no room for lobster.
The Mac & Cheese was very close to the best I've had anywhere (Hill Country in NYC is a bit better, and SoulFire is also up there). The pickles were very good and a huge portion for the price.
Will have to go back some day when we can make a commitment to eat a full meal there. Just so hard with Belle Isle around the corner!
Another gotta-go-back-to-try-more-stuff place! Read the reviews, had to try it, and we weren't disappointed!
Mrs had The Celtic sandwich - nice moist brisket slice over slaw with a fried egg on top, and mustard sauce over it. Interesting combo and delicious but FILLING! She had collard greens and sweet potato sides and both were outstanding.
I had the dry rub memphis ribs and asian slaw. Ribs were done just right, crusty and juicy! Asian slaw was very good but not great. I was going to try the fried oyster Po' Boy but then I realized that Belle Isle was nearby, so stuck with the BBQ.
Funky little place in a neat square in Winthrop.
Now that they've passed muster, I have to experience both The Hog and The Highway Burger, and any place that has fried chicken livers with onions and mustard is a keeper!